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Joaquin Guzman Loerabetter known as “El Chapo Guzmán”, turns 66 this April 4 and is being held in ADX Florence, a maximum security prison in Colorado, United States, from which no one has managed to escape.
The former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel was sentenced to life in prison in July 2019 after being found guilty of 10 drug trafficking charges in a New York court.
There are tight security measures at his place of confinement. in which El Chapo remains locked up for 23 hours and when he goes out to sunbathe he does so inside a kind of cage, preventing him from having contact with other prisoners. He also eats inside his cell, that is, he has no contact with the other detainees.
El Chapo works on his case from his cell
the drug dealer Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman he sent a request to the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorin which he raised the possibility of being transferred to Mexico given the treatment he receives in a US prison.
It was learned that said petition not only reached the Mexican president, but also the country’s Supreme Court of Justice (SCJN), specifically its president Norma Piña Hernández.
However, the document is only an autograph copy that is addressed to the presidents Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Joe Bidenas well as the United States Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazarwhere their intervention was requested so that the sentence imposed against the drug trafficker be pardoned and be repatriated to Mexico “under fair and humanitarian conditions”.
The document was sent by Chapo’s lawyer, Juan Pablo Badillo Soto, who assured that the accusations against his client in the New York Court were not previously made known to the Mexican authorities, nor were the defendant notified in advance. , as required by the International Extradition Law.
“I am a defense attorney and legal representative of Mr. Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera… at the present time, My defendant and represented is illegally deprived of his personal liberty in an extreme security prisonsuffering an illegal deprivation of his personal liberty, under a sentence of more than thirty years in prison that was dictated by the Federal Court of the Eastern District in Brooklyn, New York”, the letter indicates.